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The Bizarre Copyright Battle Over Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Plagiarism Today

For most people, the word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious has exactly one context, the 1964 film Mary Poppins and the famous hybrid live action/animated scene that it was featured in.

Facebook and Canada’s Online New Act: One More Problem for a Troubled – and Troubling – Company

Hugh Stephens Blog

As Bill C-18, the Online News Act, continues its step-by-step process through the Canadian Parliament, another shoe has dropped.


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“Anna’s Archive” Opens the Door to Z-Library and Other Pirate Libraries


When the file-sharing revolution hit the mainstream well over a decade ago, many site operators and users positioned ‘sharing’ as an ideology. This altruistic belief has started to fade in recent years.

Regeneron Files Amicus Brief in Support of CVC and Reversal in Interference No. 106,115*

JD Supra Law

Biotechnology company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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IPO Diversity in Innovation Toolkit

Women and diverse employees have the technical skill and knowledge, yet their contributions are not patented at the same rate as those of their male counterparts.This toolkit can help organizations move the needle on achieving gender parity in innovation.

Lessons from DeviantArt’s AI Debacle

Plagiarism Today

Last week, DeviantArt announced the launch of its new artificial intelligence (AI) art creation tool , DreamUp. However, that launch was not greeted the way that they had hoped. Rather than excitement, DeviantArt’s DreamUp was greeted with user backlash.

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Google and Amazon Helped the FBI Identify Z-Library’s Operators


A few hours ago, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed the indictment and complaint against two alleged operators of Z-Library. Following an FBI investigation, the authorities pinpointed Russian nationals Anton Napolsky and Valeriia Ermakova as prime suspects.

CAFC Expressly States Patentee Disclaimers During IPR are Not Binding on the PTAB’s Patentability Analysis

IP Watchdog

Earlier today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential decision in CUPP Computing AS v. Trend Micro Inc.

Why Impersonation is Difficult to Stop

Plagiarism Today

Many years ago, I had a minor issue with impersonation. Someone on Twitter, likely a bot, was using my profile picture and a similar-ish name to sell “essay writing” services. I caught it quickly thanks to their use of hashtags I track.

The Biggest Change to Trademark Applications in Many Years

Erik K Pelton

Beginning in December 2022, the USPTO is implementing the most significant change to the trademark application process in many years. Listen for more details about the changes and their impacts on trademark applicants. For more about the trademark application process, see [link].

U.S. Indicts Two Russians for Running the ‘Z-Library’ Piracy Ring


With nearly 12 million books, Z-Library advertised itself as the largest repositories of pirated books on the Internet. The site had millions of regular readers who found a wealth of free knowledge and entertainment at their fingertips. This reign ended abruptly two weeks ago when the U.S.

Artificial Intelligence Patenting: Top Challenges and Key Considerations

JD Supra Law

In this blog, we consider the challenges in patenting artificial intelligence (AI) and the key considerations companies should make when drafting strong AI patent applications. By: Bennett Jones LLP

3 Count: Top Gun 2.5

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Copyright Suit Flies On As Paramount’s Motion To Dismiss Denied.

USPTO Ramps Up Efforts to Promote Women Entrepreneurs

IP Watchdog

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Wednesday launched the Women’s Entrepreneurship (WE) initiative to “inspire women and tap their potential to meaningfully increase equity, job creation, and economic prosperity.”

YouTubers Must Pay $3.5m Damages For Uploading 10-Minute Movie Edits


Setting aside two hours to watch a movie can be a luxury these days, especially when the busiest among us claim they can guzzle 200 TikTok videos in much less than that. So-called ‘Fast Movie’ channels appear to offer some middle ground.

Workshop on Patent Opposition in the Pharmaceutical Field [Kochi, December 4-8]


We are pleased to inform you that the Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), and Third World Network are organizing a workshop on ‘Patent Oppositions in the Pharmaceutical Field’ from December 4- 8, 2022 in Kochi, Kerala.

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3 Count: Unicolors Redux

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Ninth Circuit Affirms Validity of Unicolors’ Copyright Registration on Remand, But H&M Scores Big on Remittitur Calculations.

Three reasons why you might consider not to opt-out your patents from the UPC system

JD Supra Law

We recently discussed under which circumstances it might be advisable to declare an opt-out for existing European patents. However, there may be also good reasons not to declare an opt-out for your existing European patents. By: Hogan Lovells

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Man Used Stolen Netflix Credentials to Acquire Content For Torrent Site


As part of a campaign against torrent sites in Denmark, local anti-piracy group Rights Alliance (Rettigheds Alliancen) targeted several members-only torrent trackers.

Patent Filings Roundup: IP Edge Hearings in Delaware Launch Fireworks; Qualcomm Claims Confirmed Unpatentable in AAPA Decision on Remand

IP Watchdog

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In His Own Words: CRTC Chair Ian Scott on Bill C-11

Michael Geist

As noted in yesterday’s post on CRTC Chair Ian Scott’s upcoming Bill C-11 appearance before the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, sources indicate that Scott requested the re-appearance in order to “clarify” his earlier remarks.

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From Creating Patent Ecosystem to Building National Innovation System for Industrial Growth


Image from Lightbulb icons created by Freepik – Flaticon. We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Prof. Ruchi Sharma. Sharma is a Professor of Economics in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Indore.

ACE Takes Aim at 9anime, Soap2day, Flixtor & Other High-Profile Piracy Targets


There’s no denying the many victories of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment ( ACE ) over the past few years.

Supreme Court Grants Amgen’s Petition for Certiorari to Reconsider Enablement of Genus Claims

JD Supra Law

Last week, the Supreme Court granted Amgen’s petition for certiorari to reconsider the enablement requirement for genus claims. The Supreme Court will review whether the Federal Circuit panel in Amgen v.

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What Is Ikigai?

Christopher Roser

Recently, the Japanese word ikigai has been popping up as a way to find happiness. While not quite a manufacturing theme, it is related to industry and to Japanese culture, and hence I decided to write a blog post about it. It is a lot of hubbub around a few good (but not new) ideas, Read more.

Pharmaceutical trademark confusion: Poison Pill or Public Health?


Early i n 2001, the Supreme Court laid down legal standards to be followed by lower courts in pharmaceutical trademark infringement and passing off disputes.

VPN Restrictions Are Problematic, App Association Tells U.S. Government


VPNs are valuable tools for people who want to access the Internet securely and with decent privacy. These services are vital for whistleblowers, activists, and citizens rebelling against Government oppression.

Decisions to be Made regarding the EU Unitary Patent and Potentially Opting out of the Unified Patent Court

JD Supra Law

The Administrative Council of the new European Unified Patent Court stated that the target date for the EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court to come into effect will be on April 1, 2023.

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Trademark Classification of Goods and Services


Trademark Classification. When you file for a trademark in India, an indispensable requirement is finding out the trademark classification of your goods or services under which you must file your brand.

Canaries in the Tech Mine? Deal Expert Warns of a Noxious Environment for Innovation

IP Close Up

Even the largest technology creators appear to be vulnerable to weaknesses in the current global patent system, which according to a leading expert on IP Continue reading.

U.S. Registrars Failed to Disable Pirate Site Domains, Judge Orders Action


India began blocking websites in the late 1990s and even today sites are blocked with no explanation. Just this week, VLC’s website was unblocked by ISPs after months in the dark but why it was blocked at all remains a mystery.

The Law Commission of England and Wales Proposes to Classify NFTs as Data Objects

JD Supra Law

NFT creators and consumers should evaluate the legal and commercial considerations of NFTs that are linked to copyright work.

SCOTUS Takes on Scope of Enablement Inquiry in Amgen v. Sanofi: Implications for Pharma/ Biotech and Beyond

IP Watchdog

On November 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Amgen’s petition for certiorari against the advice of the U.S. government – taking up Amgen’s challenge to the Federal Circuit’s enablement review of its PCSK9 antibody patents covering evolocumab (Repatha®).

CCC Wins Several Top Workplaces Cultural Excellence Awards

Velocity of Content

CCC has earned several 2022 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Awards for Employee Appreciation, Employee Well-Being, Professional Development, and being Women-Led. Earlier this year, CCC won national recognition for Compensation & Benefits, Leadership, and Work-Life Flexibility.